Bibliographical Society

Battestin Named Honorary Council Member

Ruthe Battestin and G. Thomas Tanselle, BSUVA President

Ruthe Battestin and G. Thomas Tanselle, BSUVA President

Ruthe Battestin, who served on the Council of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia for 38 years, was named an Honorary Council member of the Society on her retirement at the spring meeting of the Council on March 24, 2017. President G. Thomas Tanselle cited her unwavering support of the Society and its goals. Over the years, Ms. Battestin took a leadership role on a number of projects, including the biennial Book Collecting Contest, and was instrumental in obtaining essential financial support for the Society.